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100g AG Ingot | London | Sheffield
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100g AG Ingot | London | Sheffield

WEIGHT CLASS:
100g
COUNTRY ORIGIN:
Great Britain
SERIAL TYPE:
Absent
SERIAL NUMBER:
Absent
HALLMARK:
Obverse - Top
HALLMARK SHAPE:
Italic Boxed Hallmark
COMPOSITION:
AG
OBTAINABILITY:
Uncommon
EXAMPLE TYPE:
Ingot
COLLECTION:
PRIVATE
COUNTERSTAMP:
Sheffield Assay Office
DESCRIPTION:
100g Ingot - 1969 British Hall-Mark Collection

Sheffield Assay Hallmark – Est. 1773

British Parliament founded the Sheffield Assay Office through the Hallmarking Act of 1773. Thirty local silversmiths were assigned as “Guardians of the Standard of Wrought Plate” in Sheffield and assayed items from within a 20-mile radius of town. Sheffield became a major manufacturing center and established an international reputation for its silver and cutlery.

The Crown served as the original hallmark of the Sheffield Assay Office. Some records suggest the Birmingham and Sheffield Assay Offices tossed a coin for the hallmarks derived from the sign of “Crown and Anchor” tavern in London, where assay office founder, Matthew Boulton, stayed while petitioning Parliament.

1903 legislation permitted Sheffield to assay gold in addition to silver. This resulted in two town hallmarks – the Crown for silver and the Yorkshire Rose for gold. The Sheffield Assay Office began using the Yorkshire Rose exclusively in 1973.

The Engelhard 1969 British Hallmark Collection was produced in London. Complete sets for $79.95 and individual ingots for $22.95 were originally advertised in the October 25, 1969 edition of The Saturday Review. Because these sets were not produced in subsequent years, as originally intended, we believe far fewer sets were produced than the 25,000 estimate mentioned in the advertisement. Sets were originally issued with a special hallmark reference guide, seldom seen today.

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